Celebrity West Ham fan Kriss Akabusi praises reporter's passionate Dimitri Payet rant

West Ham United's Dimitri Payet shakes the hand of West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic after he is substituted off

Celebrity West Ham United fan Kriss Akabusi has applauded a sports reporter's passionate rant about wantaway star Dimitri Payet.

The Hammers have endured a torrid second season under Slaven Bilic after their record breaking farewell campaign at Upton Park.

Knocked out of the Europa League, EFL Cup and FA Cup and struggling for any kind of consistency in the Premier League the Hammers looked like they could get sucked into a relegation battle.

Then to make matters worse last week came the bombshell from Bilic that his star man Payet was refusing to play for the club and wanted to leave to return to former club Marseille.

West Ham United's Dimitri Payet shakes the hand of West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic after he is substituted offWest Ham United's Dimitri Payet with Slaven Bilic

A significant and unifying 3-0 over Crystal Palace gave the club a massive boost at the weekend and supporters made it clear they no longer want Payet.

Celebrity Hammer and legendary British athlete Kriss Akabusi is one of them.

And he has taken to Twitter to back a passionate Payet rant from fellow West Ham fan and talkSPORT reporter Ian Abrahams while offering his own take on the situation.

Abrahams, nicknamed The Moose, vented on Payet for over a minute on talkSPORT saying things like: "I think the man (Payet) is ruled by his wallet, he's already had two pay rises, two contract extensions at West Ham, that apparently isn't enough.

"Six months ago he was handed the Player of the Year award (at West Ham's awards ceremony) and he turned around and said to Slaven Bilic 'you're like a father to me'.

"West Ham got him back in the French team, got him his dream of playing in the Euros, and I think the way he has treated the manager, the football club and the fans epitomises how some players, not all, but some players use football in this country."

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesHammers fan and legendary athlete Kriss Akabusi

And Akabusi was in total agreement judging by his comment on a video of the rant posted on the social networking site.

"Go Moose, a man is not measured by the size of his wallet but the content of his character. #Payet weighed in scales & found wanting! #coyi.

"(He) should just go, Marseille have offered £20m if he pays back £6m wage & £1m loyalty bonus-he can #jogon players come, players go #westham is forever."

While the majority of supporters feel the same, co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold are refusing to be bullied into a quick sale and according to Sky Sports will not sell unless their valuation of £30m upwards is met.

Reports claim Payet is only interested in a move to Marseille to be reunited with his wife and children who have moved back to France having failed to settle in London.

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